How to upgrade to a new Linux Mint version

The following guide provides you with instructions on how to upgrade a device running Linux Mint to the latest version of the Linux distribution.

The main present that I handed out during Christmas was a shiny new laptop for my girlfriend. The device came without operating system, and I made the decision to install Linux Mint on the device and not Windows.

I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on the device, wrapped it up nicely, only to read a day later that Linux Mint 18 has been released.

So, the first thing I did after she unwrapped her present was to take it

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